We're ONA ... now what? [electronic resource] : an ecclesiology of hospitality emphasizing LGBTQ perspectives /Show full item record
|Title||We're ONA ... now what? [electronic resource] : an ecclesiology of hospitality emphasizing LGBTQ perspectives /|
|Author||De Leon, Daniel Dean|
|Description||Title from dissertation title page (viewed June 1, 2011).
Thesis (D.Min.)--Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2011.
"A project report and thesis submitted to the Faculty of Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry."
Project director: Steve V. Sprinkle.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
This project proposes that focusing on hospitality that emphasizes LGBTQ perspectives within Open & Affirming churches will enable those congregations to more adequately engage LGBTQ people to whom it extends welcome. The research applies a spirituality of hospitality model to ecclesiology, attempting to bridge disconnections between hetero and queer people sharing one congregational setting. From 11 interviews with LGBTQ people in the Austin and Bryan-College Station areas and priestly listening by an ONA church, this project draws practical, visionary, and ongoing conclusions about how ONA congregations move from merely welcoming LGBTQ people to being affirming and hospitable toward LGBTQ people.
|Subject||Hospitality Religious aspects Christianity.
Homosexuality Religious aspects Christianity.
Church work with gays United Church of Christ.
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